BRENT FAMILY LEAF THRU SCRAPBOOK. TONY PREPARES DOG FOOD, SCRUBS FLOOR, OFFERS TO HELP MOTHER, KITCHEN CLOCK WITH ACCELERATED HAND ACTION. NANCY SETS DINNER TABLE, FATHER ENTERS WITH NEWSPAPER. FAMILY PRAYS TOGETHER. FAMILY AT TABLE WITH HOME MOVIE PROJECTOR.
FAMILIES COOPERATION SCARPBOOKS DOGS FOOD SCRUBBING FLOORS KITCHENS CLOCKS ACCELERATED HANDS DINNER TABLES SETTING NEWSPAPERS FATHERS MOTHERS CHILDREN PRAYING RELIGION GRACE HOME MOVIES PROJECTORS RECREATION HOMES CHORES EATING MEALS
Subject: I LOVE how politically incorrect this is. :)
Subject: A Problem With Lighting Here
Subject: Chicago 'burbs, Winter, Late 40's
This film has everythinhg you'd expect in a perfect 1948 household including the classic late forties cocker spaniel and jeez, even we had an electric kitchen clock that also, mysteriously accumulated greasy dust over part of the face...just like theirs. Milk in the dog food? Who mopped up all the diarrhea? Ever give a grown dog milk? It's not pleasant.
That movie projector tags this as a relatively well-heeled household. but it will soon be stored in the basement with less frequent and less enthusiastic encore performances once TV gets going...in a very very short time.
And shelling peas? Well, I guess. Birds Eye will be widely available soon but few will have a freezer large enough to store that kind of stuff - perhaps until the mid to late fifties when refrigerators undergo a somewhat radical design change. Apparently, Dad doesn't fancy canned veggies. There were a few like that in those days.
Nice film with an entertaining narrator talking like she's reading a second grade primer - and oh, so upbeat! But I still say, those long long dreary cold winters with snow and ice laying around for weeks and weeks on end are a depressing memory. When you're a kid, it was like an eternity before spring finally arrived.
However, it gets a lot of points for its very kitchy late 40's flavor.
Subject: Family Fun
epic had terrible judgment.
Subject: Made for children
In today's complex times, it seems too ideal and simplistic, as seen by some of the other review comments.
Subject: The Dishes are done! The dishes are done!
3 priceless Amelie moments: 1) Watch Tony as he reacts to his muddy hands, 2) The narrator is doing overtime with the story AND the characters, great! 3) And finally, everyone helps with shoveling the walks.. except Dad, heÂs operating the movie camera!
Subject: Dick and Jane at Home
Subject: Do you?
If you answered "no" to any of these questions, then you have something to learn from this film.